The search for a missing Jacksonville man has come to a heartbreaking end. His body was found dismembered in Detroit, Michigan.

The remains were discovered May 30 in a neighborhood in Detroit, and they have now been identified as belonging to Sheldon Prawl.

The 24-year-old was last seen walking in the South Shore Drive area of Jacksonville on October 31, 2013.

The Wayne County Medical Examiner's Office in Detroit says Prawl's body parts were packed into two plastic storage crates with tops, loosely packed with concrete. His head and torso were together in one crate, while his other body parts were in the other, according to Mary Mazur.

The medical examiner has not determined how Prawl died, Mazur said, saying there is no evidence of gunshot wounds. It's also been hard to determine when he died.

Mazur said the medical examiner tried to identify the remains through fingerprints, but the body had decomposed too much for that to be possible.

Prawl was identified after Detroit police released a picture of a tattoo on his arm.

Prawl's mother, Beverly Daley, told WXYZ-TV that her son did not know anyone in Detroit or why he would go to that city so far from where he was living in Jacksonville.

Anyone with information on the murder of Sheldon Prawl is urged to call Detroit Homicide investigators at (313) 596-2260.

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